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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. BOIL

Meaning & History

From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning "descendant of Baoigheall". The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge".